The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, it provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study.
JSTOR (Journal STORage) is an electronic archive of journals in the arts, history, and sciences. While JSTOR's publisher agreements do not allow it to provide the most recent several years of a title, JSTOR does provide the full text of all issues prior to that rolling cutoff.
The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
Coverage is from 1981 - present.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present, together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for immediate download in PDF format. In addition, over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
More than 70,000 new full text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations through UMI's Digital Archiving and Access Program. Full text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.
Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT - Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.
Each single-themed, 12,000 word CQ Researcher report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist and provides an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
In addition to CQ Researcher reports, which date back to 1991, the Archive includes more than 3000 Editorial Research Reports, published between 1923 and 1990. Archive content adds a new historical dimension to the CQ Researcher site, extending its coverage beyond politics and current events to the fields of history, sociology, cultural studies, and other social sciences.
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and
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The American Sociological Association Style Guide is intended for authors who are preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. This handout is intended for students who are instructed to use ASA style when writing research papers.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.
Per the website author: I am most interested in the potential of this cyberspace medium to inform and to generate discourse, to enhance information literacy, and to truly be a ``theater of ideas.`` This site features commentary, data analyses (hey, we`ve become a ``factoid`` culture), occasional essays, as well as the requisite links, put together for courses taught by myself and my colleagues. Additions and updates are made daily.
Per the website: Welcome! These pages will provide articles and links on making decisions about graduate and professional schools in all disciplines, as well as how to survive once you're in (it can be a long haul!).